Many EB-5 regional centers focus on retail
Participants in the EB-5 visa program who are hoping to invest in retail certainly have a lot of choices.
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are 35 EB-5 regional centers that list retail as one of the industries in which they specialize, giving prospective investors a great deal of choice when it comes to picking an EB-5 investment opportunity.
The EB-5 visa program was started in 1990 to help attract foreign investment to America. Through the program, foreign nationals become eligible for U.S. green cards if they invest $1 million in an American business and that investment leads to the creation or preservation of 10 jobs.
EB-5 regional centers were created to help manage and direct EB-5 investments. These centers can be “any economic unit, public or private, which is involved with the promotion of economic growth, improved regional productivity, job creation, and increased domestic capital investment,” according to the USCIS’s website.
Investing in retail can often be a relatively wise decision as consumers will always need to shop for items, regardless of the economic climate.